Hello and welcome to the very latest episode of Five in the Eye - number 0073. If I’m not mistaken, that’s another prime number, which in my view gives the show a special je ne sais quoi. This is me, Michael Ohajuru, here in the Studio One hotseat at Colourful Radio looking forward to looking back over the week’s news.
And this is Phil Woodford - not quite able to make it to the studio this morning, unfortunately, so joining Michael by Skype all the way from Euston. So if anything goes wrong with the link, Michael can say, ‘Euston, we have a problem’.
Today, we have a first-time guest back in the studio with Michael and we want to make her very welcome. It’s Dr Miranda Kaufman, an expert on Africans in Renaissance Britain and a long-time colleague of Michael’s. Hi there Miranda.
Hi Phil, hello Michael. It’s great to be here on Five in the Eye. So what stories are we going to be covering on this week’s show?
Well, at number one, it’s the decision of the government to give a green light to the third runway at Heathrow. It’s hugely controversial of course and has led to the resignation of Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith, who we on Five in the Eye know as the Tory toff who stood against Sadiq in The election for London’s mayor
I’m not a fan of the third runway, but then I live under the Heathrow flight path, so you’ll probably tell me I’m a NIMBY!
Story number two this week is about the closure of the ‘Jungle’ camp in Calais and the UK’s acceptance of a limited number of child migrants. What does the debate on this issue say about the state of British politics?
Some people are concerned that the children coming across the Channel are older than they claim to be. But shouldn’t we be more concerned about basic humanitarianism?
For our third story, we ask whether Pokemon Go - or similar augmented reality games - can provide a platform for heritage sites and museums.
Pokemon Go? Oh yes, I do vaguely remember that craze from the summer! But yes, I’m sure there are many exciting applications for the new technologies & ideas used in that app.
Story number four is about Halloween. Girls are apparently choosing to dress up as superheroes this year, rather than princesses. Is this a positive sign?
My only advice is not to dress up as a killer clown.
And finally this week, we’re going to Michael’s home town of Liverpool, where a bar has given an unusual twist to the traditional roast dinner. They’ve put the whole lot - Yorkshire puddings and all - into a burger.
That’s the kind of food that could be served at one of London’s finest hipster cafes! And that’s this week’s Five in the Eye!